Twitter Reacts to Netflix’s ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99’!

Twitter doesn’t agree on much, but there’s no doubt that many users think this three-episode series is aptly named: the Woodstock ‘99 music festival was a trainwreck!

TRIGGER WARNING: Article contains mentions of sexual assault, victim-blaming, and rape

If there is one thing viewers took away from watching Trainwreck: Woodstock ‘99, it is that the event was pure chaos. There was an escalation of the chaos to new heights that the viewers did not expect, and some of the chaos was straight-up meme-able.

One reaction to the documentary on Twitter was viewers commenting on how sexual assault and rape, the disrespectful treatment of female attendees, and the prevalence of white male privilege was brushed under the rug, particularly by some of the organizers of the festival interviewed in the series.

The festival was 23 years ago, and many of the attendees now lead regular, adult lives, distant from the events. Some Twitter users recognized familiar faces in the festival footage!

Expose documentaries about controversial companies, individuals, and events have been trending on streaming services. Viewers are wanting more information from the Woodstock ‘99 series and other expose documentaries as well.

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Sylvie August is a third-year Digital & Print Journalism student at the Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Art History. You can find her making coffee, singing in the car, and sitting on the beach.